adjective, pim·pli·er, pim·pli·est.

having many pimples.

Nearby words

  1. pimp up,
  2. pimpernel,
  3. pimping,
  4. pimple,
  5. pimple copper,
  6. pimpmobile,
  7. pin,
  8. pin back one's ears,
  9. pin boy,
  10. pin cherry

Also pim·pled [pim-puh ld] /ˈpɪm pəld/.

Origin of pimply

First recorded in 1740–50; pimple + -y1

Related formsun·pim·pled, adjective

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Word Origin and History for pimply



1748, from pimple (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pimpliness.

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